Paro Tourism, Bhutan 2020 (60 Tours & Activities)

The idyllic little town of Paro is tucked in the southern slopes of Eastern Himalayas at the foothills of Mount Jomolhari. It is a landlocked country bounded by India in South and South-West and Tibet in the north and north-west. 

The name Paro brings into our minds a plethora of images of the majestic Himalayas with its rugged terrains, rickety curves, alpine forests, sacred monasteries and expansive landscapes under the blue dome of the sky and takes you into a pristine world of peace and tranquillity. Your day begins by gazing at the surreal sunrise over the Himalayas leaving an enduring effect in your soul throughout the day. 

Paro is home to some of the ancient monasteries and temples of the world whose history traces back to the 7
th century and holds various myths and folklore to their names.  Fun lovers not to be disappointed at Paro! There are cafes, restaurants, museums and places of nature hiking that will certainly keep you engaged throughout your trip. The most iconic landmarks in Paro include Taktsang Monastery, Namsay Artisanal Brewery, Archery Ground, Chele La Pass and many more.

For the adrenaline junkies Paro is the perfect destination to try your guts! Paro has some of the most challenging biking trails of the world which is bound to allure any biker who wants to scale the height on the wheels. Apart from that you can go on hiking, trekking, rafting, kayaking and stargazing. The Snowman Trek which is one of the highest trekking trails of the world will leave you awestruck as you ride along the trail and get a bird’s eye view of the stunning panorama from a height of 5,400 metres.

Visiting Paro during summer will give you a chance to explore the nooks of the city of Paro and appreciate the stunning view of the landscapes at the backdrop of the shimmering white Himalayas.  During this time the climate is temperate and suitable for adventurous activities. But, if you want snow in your vacation, winter should be your choicest season.

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27 March 2019
Gauranga Nambeesan Women Only Tour of Bhutan
Superb
loved this tour. Thanks
27 March 2019
Superb
nice trip, though the trek was tiring but I and my brother managed to complete it. We took 2 hours break at the top to come back as we were very tired but still we enjoyed alot.
08 July 2019
Excellent
This was a 7 day tour and i was with my husband. We have explored Bhutan completely and we were so happy in the end by the arrangements made by Thrillophilia.
Bhutan was in my bucketlist and then i came across this package and couldnot resist. Perfect
08 July 2019
Excellent
This place is great with all the man-made and natural wonders. We got wonderful experience with wonderful services.
08 July 2019
Excellent
The tour was completely amazing,..everything was nicely arranged..the guide was well behaved and professional..would like to visit bhutan again.
08 July 2019
Excellent
Got to see a lot of what I was hoping to see great tour

People Also Ask About Paro

  1. Travel Advice

    • There are places which require permits to visit. Check for those and have your permits obtained in order to avoid permission issues.

    • Crime against tourists in Paro is minimum, but is still advised to not carry a lot of cash and maintain safety at lonely hours.

    • Paro is a place where culture and traditions are given a lot of importance. Hence, you should not, in any way, disrespect the locals as well as their culture and traditions.

    • Carry your passport and identity proofs whenever you go out.

    • Take care of the basic safety measures while on hiking trips and carry a first aid box with you.

    • Keep a track of the hiking routes and do not go off the usual trekking route as there are chances of you getting lost off the route.

  2. Drinking Laws

    The minimum legal drinking age in Bhutan is 18 years, for all types of alcoholic drinks and it is advised to carry an age proof for the same.


  3. Our Recommendations: What you can’t afford to miss?

    Tiger’s Nest Monastery

    One of the most famous landmarks in Bhutan, the Tiger’s Nest Monastery is an unofficial symbol of the Kingdom of Bhutan. It is one of the most sacred as well as scenic religious sited of the country. Located on a cliff 3000 meters above the sea level, it takes a steep hike or a pony ride to reach there but the entire journey is totally worth it as the mystique view of the valley will leave you awe-struck.


    Snowman Trek

    Paro is a hot spot for adventure activities in Bhutan, be it trekking, hiking, mountain biking or water sports like rafting and kayaking. The Snowman trek is one of the most challenging and enduring treks in Bhutan. With the final point located at 5400 meter above the sea level, you will cross 4 passes to teach the top. You will pass through fresh rice fields, village settlements and a little bit of difficult terrain while on this trek. If you are interested in kayaking or rafting, you should do it on the lower Paro Chhu River.

    Kyichu Lakhang

    This is one of the most beautiful temples of Bhutan, and its name means ‘Blue Temple’. It is called so because the temple is colored blue, unlike other Buddhist temples which are colored red, yellow and white. It is one of the oldest temple in the Kingdom and if you want to have some calmness of mind and positivity, it is a must to visit here.

    Paro Museum

    While you get to see reflections of the History of Bhutan at this museum, you will also get some of the best views of Paro town from the Museum, as it is located above the land level. You can either drive up or hike to reach there and see the panorama of golden rice fields surrounded by green mountains. To get the best of this, you should visit here around sunset.

    Drugyel

    Drugyel is a place which gives you one of the best views of the popularly worshipped Jomolhari peak, which is snow-capped throughout the year. While you see the peak, you can also explore the ruins near Drugyel Dzong and get a sense of the local history.

    Iron Horse Temple

    Iron Horse temple is a site between Thimphu and Paro and is also called Tachogang. It is located across a hill near the Paro-Thumphu highway and getting here is a real adventure because you have to cross a suspension bridge over a river, which is quite shaky and trembling. The bridge is just a mesh of wires and hence, it is a complete thrill to cross this.


  4. What you will like there?

    Natural Serenity

    Paro is a place situated amid a surrounding of tall standing magnificent and grand mountains, where you will get to see nature’s miracles at their best. You will never have enough of the nature’s serenity in Bhutan as different panoramic views will leave you stunned forever.

    Adventure

    Paro is nothing less than a pilgrimage site for adventure seekers. From adventurous trekking routes, mountaineering routes, water sports like rafting and kayaking and camping sites, Paro has all of what your adventure seeking heart craves for.

    Welcoming atmosphere

    The locals of Paro and Bhutan as a whole are one of the happiest and most friendly people you will ever meet. They always greet you with a smile and offer help in times of difficulty. People here choose to live a simple life following their traditions and all of this will definitely give you a positive vibe.

    Traditions and Culture

    Paro is one of the most cultural places in Bhutan and a city which hosts some of the most important traditional festivals of this serene Himalayan Kingdom. People here still follow centuries old culture no matter how much of an external influence they have and this is very special aspect of this place.


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    The Bhutan Bucket List (The Bucket List Series)

    Dreams of the Peaceful Dragon: A Journey Through Bhutan